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From Here to Eternity (1953) Movie Information

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Drama, Romance





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Fred Zinnemann


Donna Reed
Deborah Kerr
Montgomery Clift
Burt Lancaster
Philip Ober
Frank Sinatra





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The second in command and a Captain's wife fall in love while another private is punished for not boxing during WWII Hawaii.

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worleyjamers 06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A really good film featuring two very compelling romances set in a 1941 Hawaii. Great performance from Montgomery Clift as Prewitt. Nominated for 13 Academy Awards and winner of 8 including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra).

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Snoogans 05/14/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Romantic drama set during WWII. This film takes place off of the battlefield and focuses a group of characters and their relationships. Good acting, in a story filled with fighting, drinking and smooching.

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mitchellyoung 09/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The love story shown here is actually compelling, as juxtaposed against WWII in a way that doesn't overtake the drama with needless action scenes (cough, cough - Pearl Harbor.)

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Movie God

02/14/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Yes that poster's cliche but the movie's good.

One of the quintessential Hollywood romance movies. From Here to Eternity actually devotes more time to the psychological underpinnings that stems from each of the main characters' unhappiness and how they deal with it. The cast is great and includes Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed, and a scene-stealing Frank Sinatra. There's even some action in the plot with a climactic recreation of the attack on Pearl Harbor (it's set in WW2). The script is laid-back and devotes a lot of attention to the characters' relationships, their anxieties, and their aspirations. There are some great shots of the Hawaiian scenery and by the end credits, the film is bold enough to end on a bittersweet note and convince the audience to be fine with that.

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08/09/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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The film revolves around Captain Dana "Dynamite" Holmes (Philip Ober), Private Angelo Maggio (Frank Sinatra) and Karen (Deborah Kerr). A simplistic plot with powerful performances. Main concern of this reviewer would be the overloaded cast which lacks sufficient character development/background and pacing. Battle sequences were authentic but its conclusion lacks some impact after the whole build-up of the affair. Screenplay had some nice lines such as: "Nobody ever lies about being lonely." "Maybe back in the days of the pioneers a man could go his own way, but today you got to play ball." and "I can understand how you feel, but those things happen." Overall, From Here to Eternity felt like an improved version of Pearl Harbor, with less cheesy scenes.

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03/30/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"From Here To Eternity" by Yojimbo

From Here To Eternity is something of a classic and relaunched the career of Oscar winner Frank Sinatra who allegedly got the part because a friend of the family made an offer that couldn't be refused...It's a rather soapy affair as it follows the trials and tribulations of a group of soldiers posted at a base in Pearl Harbour in the days leading up to the Japanese attack. To be honest, it's not really the kind of film I usually enjoy; the love scene between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr is one of the most famous ever filmed, but I personally much preferred the on base drama between he, stubborn conscientious objector Montgomery Clift and likable sidekick Sinatra than the romantic melodrama that punctuates it. But that's probably just because of that pesky Y chromosome. The plot could e...

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